Miscellaneous Jasper County, Missouri Obituaries 1996

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Bonnie Rider 
 

Bonnie L. Rider, 90, 1808 Grand Ave., died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Rider was born Aug. 24, 1905, at Black Bear, Idaho. She had lived in Joplin for 13 years. She was a homemaker, a piano teacher and a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

She married John Roscoe Rider on Oct. 24, 1926, in Joplin. He died Oct. 26, 1953. 

Surviving are four sons, William Rider, Joplin, Roscoe Rider, Oronogo route 1, John Rider, Cedar Falls, and Robert Rider, Victoria, Texas; a brother, William L. Brown, Mabel, Minn.; a sister, Nell Comer, Baxter Springs, Kan.; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Weaver Cemetery, northwest of Webb City. The Rev. Dan Routledge will officiate. 

Arrangements are under direction of Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. 
 

Joseph Robideau 
 

Joseph Dean Robideau, 27, Joplin route 6, died at 8:48 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West of injuries he suffered Saturday in a traffic accident north of Neosho. 

Mr. Robideau was born Sept. 25, 1968, at Torrance, Calif. He grew up in California, and he lived in Joplin for several years. He was a construction worker. 

He married Anita Hulbutta on Sept. 30, 1995, in Joplin. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two children, Jeremy and Misty, last names and addresses unavailable; his mother, Janice Mabbitt, Las Vegas, Nev.; and two sisters, Shari Laukala, Las Vegas, and Lori Mercer, Borger, Texas. 

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sand Creek Eufaula Church, Wewoka, Okla. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka. 

Arrangements were under direction of Stout Funeral Home, Wewoka. 

Contributions may be made to a fund for the family at Boatmen's Bank, Joplin. 
 

Everett Bruce 
 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Everett Lee Bruce, 69, Carthage, died at 7:30 a.m Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at his home after a sudden illness. 

Mr. Bruce was born July 12, 1927, at Sedalia. He had lived in Carthage 16 years, moving from Chandler, Ariz. He was a purchasing agent for 13 years with Leggett & Platt Inc. He worked 13 years for the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the Air Force for 20 years, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received a Bronze Star in Korea. He was a member of the First Christian Church. 

He married Barbara Lee Todd on June 1, 1952, at Sedalia. She survives. 

Additional survivors include a daughter, Scarlett Brewer, Columbia; and a brother, Bazil Bruce, Sedalia. 

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. Bob Lyttle and Stacy Beasley, ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Darwin Bickford, Elgan Snyder, Albert Dyer, Clarence Johnston, Gene Hoofnagle and Wayne Williams. 

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the hospital equipment fund at the First Christian Church, in care of the funeral home. 
 

Maurice Dahmer Sr. 
 

NEVADA, Mo. Services for Maurice Lee Dahmer Sr., 83, Nevada, who died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. 

Burial will be in Newton Burial Park. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the Nevada High School scholarship program or to the Arthritis Foundation, in care of the funeral home. 
 

Ethel Dodd 
 

NEVADA, Mo. Ethel Pauline Dodd, 85, Nevada, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at her home after an illness. 
 

Mrs. Dodd was born Jan. 6, 1911, in Cedar County. She lived most of her life in the area, including the past 30 years in Nevada. She was a member of Community Christian Church and the Senior Citizens Club. 

She married Everett Dodd on Jan. 8, 1929, at Greenfield. He died in 1951. 

Survivors include three daughters, Mae Burlison and Norma Jo Lee, both of Kansas City, and Druetta Lewis, Independence; three sisters, Jo Duvall, Lockwood, and Grace Allen and Mary Upp, both of Yuma, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Burial will be in Brasher Cemetery, Jerico Springs. 

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made to the building fund at Fairview Church, Jerico Springs. 
 

Walter Doolin 
 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Walter Doolin, 69, Carthage, died at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1996, at his home after a one-year illness. 

Mr. Doolin was born March 29, 1927, in the state of Iowa. He had lived in Carthage for 40 years, moving from Iowa. He worked in the formulation department at Schreiber Food Inc., retiring in 1991. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. 

He married Frances Bingaman in 1955 in Iowa. She died Feb. 8, 1992. 

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Swanger and Melva Borland, both Carthage; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Private graveside services will be conducted at Park Cemetery. Chaplain Max Bishop will officiate. 

The family will receive friends at 1723 Glenwood Place. 

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, in care of Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage. 
 

Ivy Holman 
 

GREENFIELD, Mo. Ivy A. Holman, 88, Greenfield, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at a local nursing home after a long illness. 

Mrs. Holman was born Oct. 1, 1907, near Swan River, Manitoba, Canada. She moved to Dade County in 1942. She was a registered nurse for many years and a bloodmobile volunteer. She was a member of the Greenfield Card Club. 

She married Rolo O. Holman on March 9, 1939, at South Bend, Ind. He died Nov. 18, 1985. 

Survivors include two sons, Pete Holman, Morton, Ill., and Ken Holman, Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Penny Cozort, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two brothers, Dave Lumax and Darrell Lumax, both of Swan River; two sisters, Ruby Golightly, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and Olive McEwen, Dearborn, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral chapel. 
 

Doris Knell 
 

CARTHAGE, Mo. Doris R. Knell, 69, 410 E. Centennial Ave., died at 9:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at McCune-Brooks Hospital after a long illness. 
 

Mrs. Knell was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Jasper County. She graduated in 1943 from Carthage High School. She had lived in Carthage since 1948. She worked 14 years as deputy Jasper County recorder. She was a licensed funeral director for more than 30 years with Knell Mortuary, Carthage. She was office secretary from 1968 to 1983 for the Missouri Funeral Directors Association, formerly of Carthage. 

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Carthage. She served with the Nazarene Women's Missionary Society and was world mission society president. She was a Sunday school board and church board member, a girls junior high Sunday school teacher, church choir director from 1979 to 1983, secretary treasurer of the Sunday school, and children's department supervisor. She received the Distinguished Service Award from her local church in 1983 and from the Joplin District Church of the Nazarene in 1996. 

She was a 25-year volunteer with the American Red Cross. She also volunteered with the McCune-Brooks Hospital Auxiliary. She was an active member of the Tuesday Sorosis Club, Carthage. She was a Weight Watchers leader for 17 years. 

She married Robert H. Knell Sr. on Nov. 25, 1948, in Carthage. He survives. 

Also surviving are two daughters, Debra VanDyne, St. Charles, and Terri Knell, of the home; two sons, Robert H. ``Rob'' Knell Jr., Carthage, and Kevin Knell, Little Rock, Ark.; her mother, Bessie Ralston, Carthage; two brothers, Lawrence Ralston, Leavenworth, Kan., and Robert Ralston, Joplin; and seven grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene, Carthage. The Rev. Joe Lee Tompkins and the Rev. Jim Lawley will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Knell Mortuary. 

Contributions may be made to the music department at the Church of the Nazarene, Carthage, in care of the funeral home. 
 

Harrison Preston 
 

GREENFIELD, Mo. Harrison Preston, 93, Florissant, a former Greenfield resident, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at a nursing home in Florissant after an illness. 

Mr. Preston was born May 16, 1903, in Dade County. He was a retired schoolteacher. He was a member of Kings Point Baptist Church, south of Lockwood. 

His wife, Lola M. Hudspeth Preston, died July 3, 1989. 

Survivors include a son, Edward H. Preston, Florissant; and two grandchildren. 

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hutchens Mortuary, Florissant. Visitation will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary in Florissant. 

Local services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Pennsboro Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Greenfield Funeral Chapel. 

Contributions may be made to Kings Point Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home. 
 

Nettie Simpson 
 

NEVADA, Mo. Nettie Simpson, 93, Athens, Ala., formerly of Nevada, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at Athens Limestone Hospital after a long illness. 

Mrs. Simpson was born April 15, 1903, at Garland, Kan. She lived most of her life in Nevada. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. 

Her husband, Elmer Simpson, died in 1923. 

Survivors include a brother, Oliver Pierce, Mesquite, Texas. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. John Nichols, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. 

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
 

George Smith 
 

NEOSHO, Mo. George Eddie Smith, 40, Neosho, died Tuesday night, Aug. 13, 1996, in a one-vehicle accident south of Joplin. 

Mr. Smith was born May 12, 1956, in the state of Missouri. He was a lifetime Neosho area resident. He was an electrical technician at Aarron's Automotive. He was a member of Quail Unlimited and the National Rifle Association. 

He married Pam Williams on May 12, 1994, at Bentonville, Ark. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two daughters, Kelly Smith and Heidi Smith, both of Neosho; two stepsons, Joshua Stanton, of the home, and John Allan, Joplin; a stepdaughter, Kalai Hopkins, Springfield; a brother, Charles Sam Smith, Neosho; and a grandchild. 

Arrangements are pending with Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin. 
 

James Boyd 
 

MIAMI, Okla. James E. Boyd, 71, Miami route 4, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, Mo., after a long illness. 

Mr. Boyd was born Nov. 4, 1924, at Fairland. He was a lifetime area resident. He was farmer and cattleman. He was a member of Lone Star Baptist Church, near Miami. 

He married Joan Walker on June 6, 1948, at Fairland. She survives. 

Additional survivors include two sons, David Boyd, Fairland, and Dale Boyd, Miami; two daughters, Belinda Martin, Chelsea, and Anna Edwards, Miami; three brothers, Clinton Boyd, Miami, Kenneth Boyd, Afton, and Wayne Boyd, Hot Springs, Ark.; three sisters, Frances Simmons, Miami, Helen Rowley, Fairland, and Juanita Hayes, Afton; and eight grandchildren. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lone Star Baptist Church. The Rev. Dan Dareing and the Rev. Chuck Price will officiate. Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Larry Boyd, Jack Hayes, Gary Boyd, Charles Gibson, Danny Boyd and Fred Walker. 

The family will be at the family home. 

Contributions may be made to Lone Star Baptist Church, in care of Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Miami. 
 

Harold DuBois 
 

MIAMI, Okla. Harold J. DuBois, 76, 136 G St. N.W., formerly of Columbus, Kan., died at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996, at Baptist Regional Health Center after an illness. 

Mr. DuBois was born Feb. 15, 1920, at Cabool, Mo., where he attended schools and worked at a creamery. He had owned two grocery stores at San Francisco, Calif. He was an insurance agent at Columbus for many years. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Miami; Keith Reeves Post No. 3, American Legion, Columbus; and the Lions Club, Miami. He was a former member of the Lions Club at Columbus, and was district governor from 1989 to 1990. 

He married Mary Jane Millner on July 20, 1983, in Miami. She survives. 

Also surviving are a stepson, Gene Puckett, Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Hal DuBois, address unavailable, and Wayne DuBois, Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters, Peggy Estrom, state of Idaho, Dixie DuBois, state of California, and Martha DuBois, state of Florida; and a sister, Margaret DuBois, Richmond, Calif. 

The body has been cremated. 

Memorial services are pending with Murdock Funeral Home, Columbus.


 

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